Weekly Wrap Up Oct 15th

Hey everyone,

It’s weekly wrap up time. Funnily enough, as I type this, its only Saturday which means I actually had some time to get organised! Now if only I could figure out how to stretch out time so I could read all of the books I need to… ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ“š

This week was quiet enough with reading again. I managed to read 3 books, maybe 4 by the time this gets posted! So roughly 134/135 books read this year so far!

Anyway, as regards blog posts this past week, I had 5 posts. A relatively low key week but I think that’ll all change in the coming weeks as I’ve got loads coming up!

This week I read and reviewed the latest Mel Sherratt:

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The Girls Next Door by Mel Sherratt

I had two blog tours on Thursday and Friday for James Carol and Graham Smith:

*Blog Tour* The Killing Game by JS Carol

*Blog Tour* I Know Your Secret by Graham Smith

I snuck in a review for a 2017 release that you all need to read if you love psych thrillers:

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Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough 2017 WatchList

And last but by no means least, I was on the blog tour for Anne Coates and her new book, Dancers in the wind:

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*Blog Tour* Dancers in the Wind by Anne Coates

 

Next week there’s some more great blog tours here:

My ever-wonderful guest reviewer Ellen is on the tour for PsychoAnalysis by V. R. Stone.

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I have Rebecca Bradley joining me on the blog again with a guest post as part of the Three Weeks Dead publication blog tour.

 

I’m also on the blog tour for A. J. Waines and her forthcoming book Inside The Whispers!

So! That’s been my week and what’s coming up here next week too!

How has you’re week been? Have you read anything I need to know about?? ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ“š

Weekly Wrap Up Oct 9th

Hi everyone,

This will be short and sweet but better late than never with this! Been having a bit of a rough couple of days here so I didn’t get a chance to get near my laptop until now!

I’ve had a relatively quiet week on the blog, and probably an even quieter reading week. I managed to read 4 books this week, bringing my total read so far this year toย 133 books.

Posts-wise, I blogged 5 times, with the majority of those being blog tour posts.

First up though, I had my book haul post for September. For once, it was actually quite a low total!!! Catch that post here:

September Book Haul

I finally managed to post a review as well, for Only Daughter by Anna Snoekstra which I read while travelling to and from London:

Only Daughter by Anna Snoekstra

And the three blog tours were for Elizabeth Haynes, Frances Brody and Rob Enright. Click on the relevant links below to read my reviews for the ladies and my Q&A with Rob!

*Blog Tour* Never Alone by Elizabeth Haynes

*Blog Tour* Death at the Seaside by Frances Brody

*Blog Tour* Doorways by Rob Enright

That’s been my week. Next week will be quieter than recent weeks, I have three blog tours scheduled towards the weekend, but hopefully I’ll catch up on some reading and be able to get some more reviews up too!

Hope you all had a lovely weekend ๐Ÿ™‚

Weekly Wrap Up October 2nd

Hi everyone,

It’s Sunday, which means it’s wrap up day. Now this will be a double one as I was away last week! More on that later though ๐Ÿ˜Š

Bex over at Ninja Book Swap asked me to do a blog post helping to spread the word:

The Ninja Book Swap

I reviewed Erik Storey’s action thriller that had been on my TBR for aaaaages:

Nothing Short of Dying by Erik Storey


I was lucky enough to run a giveaway for a signed proof of Pendulum by Adam Hamdy which I loved:

Run by Adam Hamdy & SIGNED Pendulum Giveaway


I also hosted a stop for Andy Blackman for his new book:

*Blog Tour* For The Love of Grace by Andy Blackman


Another TBR book checked off the list when I started The Enemy series:

Dance With The Enemy by Rob Sinclair


This week opened with a blog tour, and something a little different in that I had to write a post about blogging:

*Blog Tour* The Million Dollar Blog by Natasha Courtenay Smith


I finally got to share my review for the stunning novel, The Bird Tribunal:

The Bird Tribunal by Agnes Ravatn


My lovely guest reviewer, Ellen, had her first blog tour on Wednesday:

*Blog Tour* The Mountain In My Shoe by Louise Beech


And today I had the pleasure of taking part in the blog tour for Michael Malone’s new book, A Suitable Lie:

*Blog Tour* A Suitable Lie by Michael J. Malone


That’s been the past two weeks in blogging. I’m finding it really hard to read lately, or at least hard to concentrate! This is really slowing my reading down, and my reviews all tend to be for blog tours so it feels like I’m actually not posting half enough! ๐Ÿ™ˆ 

I’m going to try and rectify that soon though! I’m well above my goodreads target now, I think I was at 129/75 at last look so I’m happy enough with it! ๐Ÿ˜Š

And now onto London… I’m still deciding whether or not to do a separate post but for now I won’t! All I will say is that I had THE BEST TIME!!!! ๐Ÿ˜ 

I got to spend QT with my husband, see the sights and go to the launch of Ragnar Jรณnasson’s Blackout in Goldsboro Books. Which was AMAZING!!! ๐Ÿ˜ I think I’ll have to do a different post! ๐Ÿ˜


Isn’t he lovely?!  ๐Ÿ˜‚โค๏ธ 

How was your week?  

Weekly Wrap Up September 18th

Hi hi!

Sunday again and time for my weekly wrap up! And it was another relatively busy blogging week as I managed 8 posts this week, including two reviews! Click the two links below to catch up:

Black List by Will Jordan
Soul Rights by Liberty Gilmore

I also had a cover reveal for Corpus, which looks fab! You can see that one here:

Cover Reveal- Corpus by Rory Clements

Also this week, after some minimal teasing, I finally got to tell you all about my wonderful new guest reviewer! These two posts tell you all you need to know about Ellen ๐Ÿ˜Š

Some newsโ€ฆ

All about Ellen โ€“ Guest Reviewer

One of my fave punk publishers turned one and there was a great giveaway on the blog, you can read about it below! The winner will be announced soon! 

Fahrenheit Press is 1! Giveaway Time!

I also had the usual Triple S post on Saturday, featuring Rachel Dove yesterday:

Saturday Series Spotlight- Rachel Dove

And I managed to squeeze in a cover share for Joyce Schneider yesterday too! 

Cover share for J.A Schneider

I am way behind on posts and reviewing, but I’m planning on rectifying that later on tonight with some serious drafting to be done! ๐Ÿ˜‰

I also managed to read 3 books this week, but reviews will be a while yet! I read 

  • Dance With The Enemy by Rob Sinclair
  • Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough
  • Tell Me No Lies by Lisa Hall

I’ve also started Michael J. Malone’s A Suitable Lie in prep for a blog tour in early October! 

Next week I have an Adam Hamdy related post! But it’s not Pendulum, so you’ll have to keep an eye out to see! ๐Ÿ˜‰ I’m also on the blog tour for Andy Blackman’s new book and I should have some reviews as well! 

I can’t see there being a wrap up next week, as I’m going to London next Sunday, but you never know, I may be super productive! ๐Ÿ˜‚ 

How has your week been? ๐Ÿ“š

Weekly Wrap Up September 11th

Hi everyone,

It’s Weekly Wrap Up time! This week was another busy week for me on here, I had 7 posts this week! First up, I finally got around to reading and reviewing The Truth About Julia. I was slightly underwhelmed to be honest and you can read why here:

The Truth About Julia by Anna Schaffner

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Next up, I FINALLY got to post my review for All Fall Down by the lovely Tom Bale. All the stars for this actin-packed read:

All Fall Down by Tom Bale

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I reviewed Find Me by J. S. Monroe this week too. I was expecting great things, but this fell a little flat. Click the link below to see why:

Find Me by J. S. Monroe

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I was delighted to take part in a cover reveal for Orenda Books latest author, Thomas Enger. Cursed looks like a great book. Click the link to see why:

Thomas Enger Cursed Cover Reveal

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I also got around to reading and reviewing a book that’s been on my TBR for quite some time, The Damaged by Simon Law. Another one that just didn’t quite hit the mark for me this week:

The Damaged by Simon Law

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I was lucky enough to be joined by Steven Dunne yesterday for my series feature, and he has a great post so click the link to catch up!

Saturday Series Spotlight-Steven Dunne

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Lastly this week, I finally cobbled together some thoughts on The Constant Soldier by William Ryan. I still don’t think my review did it the justice it deserves though. It is a truly stunning novel. Catch up below:

The Constant Soldier by William Ryan

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So that’s been my blogging week! I’ve been couch-bound here all week as I managed to put my back out. I’ve had herniated discs in the past and this week was just torture as I physically couldn’t do anything for myself. My wonderful husband has had to take the week off to take care of me as well as the kids for which I’m very grateful.

Due to the fact that I was immobile, my kindle became my best friend. As of now, Sunday evening, I’m currently reading my 7th book of the week ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ“š As you’d expect though, I’m behind on my reviews as I’ve not been able to sit with the laptop. So next week, I should have some more reviews for these going up!

The books I read this week were:

  • The Damaged (reviewed above)
  • Black List by Will Jordan
  • Nothing Short of Dying by Erik Storey
  • Inside The Whispers by AJ Waines (review in October)
  • Soul Rights by Liberty Gilmore
  • A forthcoming novella by a certain Adam Hamdy (more on that later)

Theoretically there will be reviews for 4 of these at some stage next week, I hope! I also have a cover reveal next Wednesday AND I also have some super exciting news coming up be to week which I’m dying to share, but I won’t… YET! ๐Ÿ˜‰

That’s been my week! How was yours?! ๐Ÿ˜Š

Weekly Wrap Up September 4th

Hello!

So its September!!!! I don’t know about you, but I have NO IDEA where summer has gone. Our eldest started back to school this week so it’s been a busy time on the home front but I’m glad to be back in a routine if I’m honest!

I was away this week for a book launch so I am a bit behind with reviews BUT I did manage to post 7 times this week thanks to my being overly organised for once!!!

Anyway, less about me and more about the books! ๐Ÿ™‚

Monday saw my blog tour for Graham Smith, with my review for Matching the Evidence going live. I had so much hassle with this post, it went up on 2 or 3 different occasions well before it should have! *shakes fist at WordPress* I got there eventually:

Matching The Evidence by Graham Smith Blog Tour

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Next up was the blog tour for A Death in the Family by Michael Stanley. I had posted my review for this before but I got to reshare as part of the tour:

A Death in the Family by Michael Stanley Blog Tour

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My FAVOURITE post also went up on September 1st, my monthly book haul. High seventies again for August. I swear these books just fall onto my kindle/into my trolley/through the letterbox. Think Harry’s persistent Hogwarts letters…. *ahem*

My name is Kate and I have ย book-buying obsession and I’m not even sorry!!!!

August Book Haul

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Next up, I was joined by Jane Corry in anticipation of First Monday Crime (taking place tomorrow) where she answered some questions:

First Monday Crime- Spotlight on Jane Corry

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On Saturday, I had the Triple S post, and I had the lovely Mary-Jane Riley join me to talk about her Alex Devlin books:

Saturday Series Spotlight: Mary-Jane Riley

Also, my most favourite Icelander has a blog tour, so naturally I’m on it raving about his new book, Blackout. Catch my review of Ragnar Jรณnasson’s latest here:

Blackout by Ragnar Jรณnasson Blog Tour

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Last, but by no means least, I was joined by Jackie Baldwin today as part of the blog tour for Dead Man’s Prayer:

Q&A With Jackie Baldwin

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That’s been my week here at Bibliophile Book Club. Next week is quieter I think. I have Tom Bale’s All Fall Down blog tour, and you’ll remember I said I’m behind on reviews? I should have reviews for:

  • The Constant Soldier by William Ryan
  • The Truth About Julia by Anna Schaffner
  • Find Me by J. S. Monroe

And maybe a couple of more if I can read fast enough! ๐Ÿ˜‰

How has your week been?! Let me know in the comments!

 

Weekly Wrap Up August 28th

Hi everyone,

I hope you’ve all had a good week. It’s hard to believe that the kids are back to school next week here and it’s FINALLY back into a routine! I can’t wait! ๐Ÿ˜Š

I’ve had another busy week on here with a couple of reviews and two blog tours as well as the usual Saturday Series post! 

As regards reading, I’m still slow but I managed to read one book, bringing my total books read this year to 114 so far. Not bad when my target was 75!

So anyway, back to this week’s posts!

On Monday, I had the pleasure of author Cat Hogan joining me for a Q&A as part of the blog tour for They All Fall Down:

Blog Tour Q&A with Cat Hogan- They All Fall Down


Tuesday’s post was another blog tour. This time it was Valentina Giambanco with a guest post to coincide with her latest novel, Blood and Bone:

Blog Tour- Blood and Bone by Valentina Giambanco


Next up was a review I’ve been sitting on for a few weeks, a debut from Elizabeth Heathcote called Undertow. I thoroughly enjoyed this one:

Undertow by Elizabeth Heathcote


As usual, I had the Triple S post yesterday. I was joined by Hemmie Martin as she discussed her own series as well as some books she’s read and enjoyed:

Saturday Series Spotlight- Hemmie Martin


Last, but by no means least, I reviewed the superb Pendulum by Adam Hamdy! Definitely one to watch out for!

Pendulum by Adam Hamdy

That’s been my week on the blog! Next week sees another very busy week with blog tours, and I’ll hopefully have a review as well. I’m currently reading The Constant Soldier by William Ryan before I go to meet him on Friday evening in Limerick so that will be a nice break from the norm! ๐Ÿ˜Š

What you’ll see on here next week:

  • Matching the Evidence by Graham Smith blog tour
  • A Death in the Family by Michael Stanley blog tour
  • First Monday Crime spotlight on Jane Corry
  • Blackout by Ragnar Jรณnasson blog tour
  • August Book Haul post
  • Q&A with Jackie Baldwin 

How has your week been? ๐Ÿ˜Š